Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bath Crayons or Not???

We had so much FUN making these Bath Crayons!!!! Unfortunately,  they never really worked very well when writing with them!!! ) :  They left very faint marks and made Cassie totally disinterested! If anyone has anyone input....let me know what I could to improve them?  I tried it twice....first with Ivory soap, and then with a Glycerin Soap....both FAILED!

First the directions were to grate the soap and C absolutely LOVED this part! Her hands even got tired!

Mix one cup of soap flakes with 2 tablespoons of hot water.

Divide mixture into 6 parts.

Add the food coloring and mix! Then roll into cylinders. Let dry for a few days!

They looked really Beautiful,  but again they did not show up very well.  I tried more food coloring and it still did not seem to make a difference!

If you have had success with making your own Bath Crayons...please let me know!
I'm excited to find a recipe that will make crayons that work!!!!!


  1. sounds interesting - I'm on a mission now to find a recipe that works too x ( will let you know if I find one )

    Leah x

  2. Interesting project! Maybe if you add some oil? Baby bath oil? :)

  3. Yes we've tried this recipe too, only we used soap flakes so that no grating was required. With our crayons, I found that some colours worked better than others, and they all worked better when wet. You do need to use lots of colour though. I suspect you might get more effective colours if you used a stronger form of colouring than food colour, but then you run the danger of staining. Not sure what the answer is.

  4. I am so glad you posted this! We have been on the same quest too, here is our attempt: Our glycerin crayons were the most successful but only certain colors worked. I recently bought some gel food coloring for a birthday cake and was thinking about giving that a try and hoping it doesn't stain! If you find a good recipe please let me know. I live the idea of coloring in the bathtub and my daughters were also disappointed that it didn't work better.

  5. I never tried anything like this before, but I'll do soon, for sure. Although I think it will be better if I try it first on my own, and if it works I can repeat the experience with the kids. They will be disappointed too if their special colours don't behave properly.

  6. Are you on Pinterest? I searched for bath crayons on Pinterest. This one seemed fairly popular.

  7. What a great post, thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

  8. Looks cool, I never knew you could post about it, good to know thanks! You show very latest and important things. This is very nice post! I will bookmark this blog.Let us know about myself

  9. Food coloring is water soluble, so not suitable for coloring something waxy like soap.


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